Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Hen Harrier











some of the shots I have hoped for for several years -- a lot of bird photography is based on luck but being in the right place and at the right time and knowing your bird's behaviour can reduce the odds -- getting two decent raptor species on the memory card in one day that started out with torrential rain was truly an unexpected bonus

11 comments:

dAwN said...

Awesome Photos! You must have been thrilled with these photos!

Robin said...

Wow, excellent in flight shots. I don't know how you do it. I'm just not fast enough or the birds are miles away!

bigcatdetective said...

Cracking pictures,nice to see some light hitting the underside also seeing the bird head on,very enjoyable,thanks....

hockeyboy150 said...

Really nice! Like you say, you make your own luck a lot of the time by putting yourself out there.
Vince

Chris said...

This sequence is plain awesome Graham. A pure beauty...

Sam and Lisa said...

The best HH shots I have ever seen.
Sam

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Really nice set Graham. I could do with some of that luck. I am sure you are making your own luck.

Matt Latham said...

superb images graham - just deserts for the effort put into your birding and photography

Steve's Wildlife And Birding Blog. said...

Superb Graham,saw this bird today,very nice!.

Rich McCrea said...

Great pictures....this hawk looks much like the Northern Harrier or Marsh Hawk of North America..the Owl like face is a dead give away

JL Copner said...

Fantastic set.
Great bird behaver in the photos of the Harrier